Dave Ellis talks about contribution

I had a chat with my good friend (and teacher) Dave Ellis about the central role of a sense of contribution in a truly fulfilled and energized life. Pleaase watch this short (and inspiring!) video. And please consider joining us at Dave’s next seminar in San Francisco, October 27 to 29, which is all about […]

Brilliant Friendships

A friendship can be all kinds of things. People form friendships to avoid loneliness, to have fun, or out of convenience (like people who live next door to each other). However, there is also a special kind of friendship which we can all develop: one that deliberately and consciously fosters brilliance. You are both setting […]

My Change of Direction

In a few weeks, my new book Radical Brilliance will be published here in the U.S., and a few months later, it will come out in Germany. The book and its message are a new departure for me; and so, I’m writing this to people who have been reading my words or studying with me […]

The Perfect Movie

At 13:11 European time, on Monday, May 8, while crossing the Atlantic Ocean on United Airlines flight 963, in the 61st year of my life, it has finally happened. Like the satisfaction of slotting into place the final piece of a jigsaw puzzle, like finally matching each and every lost sock to its mate, like […]

Who Should You Listen To

Most of us these days are bombarded with people wanting to offer us advice. You probably get regular invitations to online summits where dozens of enthusiastic advice-givers are vying for your attention, alluring you with downloadable gifts and free offers. The internet is exploding with new blog posts every day about the 5 Most Important […]

About Qualia

A few months ago, my friend Jonathan Robinson introduced me to Qualia,  a new nutritional supplement produced by the Neurohacker Collective. It comes through the mail in two bottles, with jet black labels printed with gold ink. You take Step 1 on rising. I usually wash it down with a glass of lemon water with […]

Conscious Dharma

This is an excerpt from Conscious Men, written by John Gray and Arjuna Ardagh. Contemporary man faces an interesting and unprecedented dilemma, one that our male ancestors have never faced before in this same way. If we go just back just a few generations, all over the world, it was very clear what you were […]

The Two Most Important Moments of My Life

Back in 1991, there were two moments, separated from each other by just a few days, that changed my life forever. First, a little background. In 1991 I was living in India. I had already been pretty deeply involved in “spiritually seeking” for about twenty years.  The giddy pursuit of “enlightenment” had by that point […]

Let Him Walk Away

This is an excerpt from Conscious Men, written by John Gray and Arjuna Ardagh. When men are in pain, the first tendency is often to withdraw and pull away. It is the primitive reaction of fight or flight. If a man feels trapped, instinctively he moves into defense or even into attack. So if you […]

The Magic Switch

That moment in the Matrix when Morpheus offers Neo the red pill or the blue pill is probably one of the most quoted and referenced moments in modern film.  Why?  I’d say that it acts as a symbol, a reference point for an instinct we all have of that one thing: the one pivotal decision […]

Focus on Her Pleasure

This is an excerpt from Conscious Men, written by John Gray and Arjuna Ardagh.   When a man watches a woman, or even a couple, having sex on a screen and he masturbates, he will release huge amounts of dopamine, much more than he would with regular sex. During this kind of impersonal sex, very […]

The Iago Trance

This is an excerpt from my book The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up and Changing the World.    In Shakespeare’s play Othello, the protagonist and his young Venetian wife are deeply in love. Othello is a noble and simple-hearted soldier who trusts those around him. Desdemona is devoted to her […]

Liquid Beliefs

This is an excerpt from my book The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up and Changing the World.    As we deepen our practice of relaxing, waiting, and not knowing, we start to experience our points of view as if they were a variety of costumes. We dress ourselves up for play, […]

She Talks, You Listen

This is an excerpt from Conscious Men, written by John Gray and Arjuna Ardagh. We have both seen, again and again, that a woman feels more relaxed, more loved and more connected when she can speak freely about her feelings and her man can listen to her. It is not always easy or automatic for […]